Stalemate A Fair Result For Rodgers
- Leicester City fought out a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium on Sunday
- Both sides had chances to secure three Premier League points late on in the West Midlands
- Manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with elements of the performance from his City outfit
- James Justin, Hamza Choudhury and Kasper Schmeichel received individual praise at full-time
For the third time in four encounters with Nuno Espírito Santo's side, the Foxes had to settle for a goalless draw with Wolves, as both sides created chances to settle the clash late on.
While substitute Jamie Vardy - back after a hernia operation - headed over in added time, Fábio Silva, meanwhile, was denied a winner for the hosts by an excellent stop from Kasper Schmeichel.
Speaking at full-time in the West Midlands, Foxes manager Rodgers admitted that neither side quite did enough to seal all three points on matchday 23 in the Premier League.
"It’s probably a fair result," the Northern Irishman told LCFC TV. "There were not too many chances in the game. Both teams defended well and couldn’t quite make the breakthrough.
We had to defend well. They’re a good side. They had some players who are very good on the counter attack, but both teams didn’t create so much, so a point was probably fair.Brendan Rodgers LCFC TV
"We had some good opportunities and, in the first half, some really nice bits of combination play to get in behind and it just didn’t fall for us.
"We had to defend well. They’re a good side. They had some players who are very good on the counter attack, but both teams didn’t create so much, so a point was probably fair."
Wolves duo Adama Traoré and Pedro Neto posed challenging questions of City's defensive players on Sunday, but James Justin and Hamza Choudhury in particular stood up to the test, Rodgers believes.
"I thought they were excellent," the 48-year-old continued. "In the first half, Neto gave us a problem on that side and we were able to deal with that in the second half.
"Traoré, once the game does open up, he’s such a threat, but I thought James Justin was outstanding with his defensive qualities. Hamza was there to support him.
"If you leave him one vs. one, he’s so fast and powerful, he can go either way, but I thought the players dealt with that really well and snuffed out that threat."
There was praise, too, for Schmeichel's magnificent save to deny Silva in the 77th minute, preventing Wolves from capitalising on a period of time in the ascendency at Molineux Stadium.
"That’s the level of him," Rodgers added. "His concentration’s so good. He’s so alert in those moments of danger. They got a bit of luck, it fell to him, and he comes out and spreads himself.
"I think he got his studs to it, so it was a good save."
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